Longines was the proud partner of the first ever Night Turf St. Moritz that took place on Friday evening 6 February 2015, prior to the first White Turf race Sunday. The Swiss watch brand was the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of this unique event, as well as the Title Partner of the Longines Show-Sprint Race, which Cheryl Schoch on Boccalino won in style.The event was enlightened by many celebrities, such as Nicola Spirig, Triathlon World Champion, Ariella Kaeslin, Gymnastics European Champion, Bruno Kernen, Downhill World Champion and Sven Epiney,SRF TV moderator, and also the Longines Ambassador of Elegance Ingeborga Dapkunaite.
The exciting first everNight Turf St. Moritz offered a fantastic horse racing show by night on the frozen lake of the renowned Swiss alpine resort. Longines was the Official Timekeeper and the Official Watch of the event, as well as the Title Partner of the Longines Show-Sprint Race. The winner of the Longines Show-Sprint Race, Cheryl Schochon Boccalino, received the trophy and an elegant Longines watch from the hands of Ms. Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, and Mr Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing.
The Official Watch of the competition, a stainless steel Conquest Classic Moonphase model, houses a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement. Its refined silvered dial displays the moon phases, echoing the excellence and elegance of equestrian sport stars.
Longines was already timekeeping white turf races in St. Moritz in the early sixties; a common history on which the Swiss watch brand can rely. St. Moritz has been hosting white turf since as far as 1907. As Longines attaches great importance to history and tradition, it is proud of its partnership with the Night Turf St. Moritz. Indeed the brand’s passion for equestrian sports dates back to 1878, with the design of a chronograph featuring an engraved jockey and his mount. Seen on the racetracks as early as 1881 and extremely popular among jockeys and horse-lovers, this model enabled its user to time performances to the seconds.